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kay of remembrance. as we look back at the 9/11 terror attacks, this somber day of reflection is threatened to be overshadowed by outrage and controversy. we'll talk with the mayor of new york city and the florida pastor who ignited a firestorm. why he came to new york today. first look inside the blast zone. what investigators in san bruno, california are finding one day after a gas line rupture caused a massive explosion killing four people. and coming together. 17 networks, 100 celebrities,
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and 12 million cancer survivors together for one event aimed at storming out cancer, today together for one event aimed at storming out cancer, today saturday, september 11th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television welcome to "today" on this saturday morning. i'm amy robach. >> and i'm carl quintanilla. lester has the day off. we begin on what should be a somber day of remembrance. >> you're looking at a live picture of ground zero where the twin towers stood nine years ago today. and where families will gather again today to remember loved ones most on 9/11. for near lay decade now, this anniversary has been marked bia solemn reflection and a call to unity devoid of politics, but not that time. >> this year the controversy surrounding a proposed mosque near ground zero threatens to
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overshadow this day of mourning. and last night the florida pastor who drew worldwide condemnation for threatening to burn the koran made his way to new york. we will talk to him exclusively about what he's doing here a little bit later. >> and would he also talk with new york mayor michael bloomberg this morning about the anniversary, the progress that's been made at ground see rzero as take on all of the controversies. but first michelle franzen has more on what we can expect today. >> reporter: good morning, amy. emotions are as heightened surrounding the 9/11 anniversary. this year, of course, political and religious controversies are add to go the tension. but it still will not keep the nation from taking time to pause to pay tribute to the lives lost on that day. despite a heated debate over a proposed mosque and islamic cultural center near ground zero and plans by one florida pastor to burn copies of the koran,
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today nine years after terrorists struck, the focus returns to remembering the victi victims. ceremonies in new york, virginia and pennsylvania pay tribute to the 2752 victims killed when terrorists hijacked four commercial planes and attacked the u.s. in lower manhattan, 9/11 families gather at zuccotti park adjacent to ground zero. throughout the morning, it as has now become tradition, the names of victims will be read and four moments of sigh hence will mark the times each plane hit and each tower fell. vice president joe biden is attending the ceremony along with city and state leaders and first responders. at the pentagon, president obama delivers remarks and participates in a wreath laying ceremony. and in shanksville, pennsylvania, where united flight 93 crashed, first lady michelle obama along with former first lady laura bush attend a ceremony to honor the passengers who fought back. meanwhile plans to rebuild at
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ground zero are moving forward. the center piece, one world trade center, is expected to be completed by 2013. but with each construction step forward, there remains a connection to the past. steel beams pulled from the ground zero rubble were permanently installed this week at the entrance of the national september 11th memorial and museum, slated to be finished in 2012. >> it is going to be a memorial that we will all be proud of and a memorial that will inspire people around the world. >> reporter: and always remind them never to forget. president obama also signed a proclamation -- >> that was michelle franzen there at ground zero. and now here's carl. as we mentioned, the anniversary of the 9/11 is usually a somber reflection and national day of service. this year it is also marked by some measure of outrage and controversy. nbc's mike taibbi is covering that part of the story for us. mike, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carl. yes, there's been a lot of controversy and it's been
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building leading up to this day. just think of what's happened in the past couple of weeks leading up to this commemoration of 9/11. in fact no sooner will the last of the names be read and the last of the moments of silence be acknowledged, that two separate protests will form, yes, near ground zero, but more importantly near the site of that proposed culture cal center and mosque. one protesting the mofrk itself, the other group protesting the anti-muslim sentiment. there's been so much of that. hall of fame golfer carol mann saying this is a christian country, muslims should go away, go away soon. and a radio deejay in houston saying that if they build a mosque, i hope somebody blows it up. all that lead to go today. even president obama has been drawn in to this talking with the now abandoned plan to burn those korans by florida pastor terry jones. >> although this may be one individual in florida, part of
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my concern is to make sure that we don't start having a whole bunch of folks all across the country think this is the way to get attention. this is a way of endangering our troops. >> reporter: those passions are very genuine, though. a lot of people are completely opposed to the idea of the mosque and their anger is very real. and i say those protests will form starting about midday today and they'll command the attention of the media at that point. >> you've talked to people on both sides of the debate regarding these protests. what specifically are people expecting to happen? >> reporter: well, they're both expecting that there will be thousands of people on each side, both protesting the mosque and protesting those protesters, not necessarily for the mosque, but protesting as i say anti-muslim bigotry. speaking to the organizers on both sides, they might have abandoned the protests if there had been a quid pro quo. that hasn't happened, there is
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no deal, so both said as of last night the protests will go on as planned. nothing has changed. >> mike taibbi downtown. thank you very much. and now here's amy. carl, thanks. new york city mayor michael bloomberg also joins us this morning. mr. mayor, good morning. >> good morning. >> and you were a fairly new mayor on the first anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. now we're here commemorating the ninth anniversary. how has this day changed for you and for new yorkers? >> well, for the families, maybe in some senses it hasn't changed because their loved ones never come back. for the rest of us, we have reflected and we're rebuilding. and that's the balance that we have it have. we have to make sure that we don't forget and help those who had big hoss a losses and famil members recover and get back. for the rest of us, it's more an economic thing and something where we've got to make sure we teach our children the lesson of 9/11, which i think is that
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there were people around the world that felt our freedoms were something they couldn't tolerate and they tried to take them away from us. and thank god they didn't. >> you mentioned the rebuilding and the physical evidence of that rebuilding is right behind you. you see the cranes. we know that exactly a year from now, the memorial site will reopen or will open there at the site of the world trade towers. and the tallest building in the united states will one day be there, as well. talk a little bit about what we can expect in the anniversaries to come in terms of that rebuilding and the criticism that you continue to face that this rebuilding has taken so long. >> well, the criticism comes from people that don't understand. we have something called democracy. and we want to make sure that everybody had a say and in a democracy, you listen to each other, you argue about it, and you try to come to some agreement. it gets most people most of what they want. and then there are the legal challenges that you have in a litigious society. that's the fund-raising you have to do. we've gone through a terrible economic recession in this country during the rebuilding
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period. and so harder to get tenants, harder to get loans, harder to get donations. and then a lot of the infrastructure work that you do is underground where nobody can see it. so now all of a sudden the buildings are above ground and going up and everybody said what took you so long. i think if you go back and take a look at the amount of construction here, the complexity of the construction, the number of interested parties, this really will go down in history as a pretty fast track project. >> so we see the physical rebuilding. we've talked about the emotional rebuilding. and yet there is this controversy that threatens to overshadow the remembrance of the day. and of course we have the islamic cultural center controversy, the center of that is proposed to be built very close to the site of the world trade towers. and in addition to that now, we have a pastor down in florida who has had and on again/on off again plan to burn korans there on this evening. you have been very outspoken about both of those controversies and yet do you
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have a level of concern in terms of what this has done to the relationship between muslims and nonmuslims, americans and those overseas? >> number one, i don't think these things rise to the level of what 9/11 is all about. these are minor things to talk about. but the real thing here is to remember 2900 people that were killed on 9/11, the real thing here is to remember that some people around the world tried to take away your right and my right to pray and to speak and to be in charge of our own desti destinies. when it comes to people wanting to pray, i don't happen to think the government should tell you where to pray or how to pray or who to pray to or who to pray with. and that's what the first amendment is really all about. and i think when people around this country start thinking more and more, they don't want somebody coming into their town and saying, no you can't build a church or a synagogue or a temple or a mosque here because the government doesn't like it. first amendment protects us all.
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the koran burning guy, i don't think it dig any guys us spending anytime. all you do is give him the platform that he would like, so i'll stay away from that. >> well, mayor, we thank you for your time today. we certainly appreciate it. >> thank you. and now for a check of the weather with nbc meteorologist bill karins. bill, good morning. >> good morning. last weekend we were tracking hurricane earl. there is a drop storm igor, but that's well out in the atlantic. no concerns for any land areas. so it's a pretty simple forecast this this weekend. a little bit of light rain and thunderstorms heading through the tennessee and ohio valleys today. by sunday, that begins to arrive on the east coast. but much of the country will see a dry, warm, and a pretty nice weekend. really from the west coast especially through the northern plains. that's a look at your >> good morning. it is nice out this morning. eventually, this rain will come in here. that is not part of today's forecast. we will see clouds, and highs in the 70's to near 8
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that's your saturday forecast. carl? still to come on "today," first look inside the blast that devastated and entire california neighborhood. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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everyone knows a fee is a tax. you raised some taxes during that period, particularly the property tax as well as a lot of fee increases. as you know, there's a big difference between fees and taxes. but...they're the same. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. there's a big difference between fees and taxes. fees and taxes are one in the same. if it comes out of my pocket, it's a tax. now he says it isn't true. we didn't raise taxes. what? still doing the same thing, paying out more money. typical politician. definitely.
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investigators and fire crews in is san bruno have been looki for answers to why a gas line run ruptured creating a giant fireball. miguel has been following the story and joins us live from san bruno. >> reporter: four people are dead, dozens of others are injured in a neighborhood not
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far from san francisco international airport. this morning the gas company says one of their gas lines has ruptured, but we don't know why. as the sunsets in san bruno, the charred remains of a neighborhood still smolder still 24 hours after a deadly gas line explosion flattened home and melted cars. >> you've got hot spots in some of these places and so they might not be completely searchable. >> reporter: thursday evening, an explosion september a giant fireball hundreds of feet into the air engulfing dozens of homes in flames.a giant fireball hundreds of feet into the air engulfing dozens of homes in flames. >> the neighbors concluded that a jet had just gone down. >> reporter: residents fled with flames bearing down on their homes as police and fire crews sealed off the neighborhood, homeowners found other ways to check on their properties. >> you know what, my house is still standing. >> reporter: this man convinced a stranger on a hillside a mile away to let him take a hook from
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the backyard. he called his wife with the bitter sweet news. >> it almost looks like the house next door is gone and like it stopped our house. >> reporter: neighbors say they had complained to the local power company about a gas smell in the weeks heeding up to the explosion. pacific gas and electric is investigating those report, but confirms a steel gas pipe ruptured three feet under ground around the time of the blast. >> we need to know why this happened and we need to know how this happened. >> reporter: this isn't the first deadly explosion involving a pg and event g gchlt ang&e ga. in 2008, a gas line ruptured killing a homeowner. a federal investigation revealed the workers didn't identify the source of the reported leak and failed to evacuate the neighborhood. >> we'll be looking at the emergency preparedness and what plans were in place by pacific gas and electric to respond to an issue like this and then what response actually occurred to
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this disaster. >> reporter: the ntsb says they'll be looking at a variety of factors in the gas line failure including the age of the pipe and the last time it was serviced. carl, back to you. >> miguel, thanks for that. joining us this morning from san bruno, lieutenant governor and the fire chief. good morning to you both. before we get to the actual potential cause of the explosion, i just want to talk about the neighborhood. we know the red cross has been on the scene helping neighbors. what is the community -- how is the community doing and what are they in need of the most right now? >> well, obviously everybody came together and we responded to the explosion. now we've got the red cross, we have an incident command center, we have a community center, and everybody's coming together, blood, donations, food. everybody just came together, carl. and that's what we're in the process of now. >> have you been able to determine at all what might have caused this gas line to exmode?
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>> that's my biggest question now. we're now into the investigation part of what happened here. i want to know when it happened, we know when. how did it happen. and how to prevent it from happening again. if you're at home in california today, you're asking yourself there's pipelines everywhere. how are we going to prevent this? so right now we need to find out what happened. that's what i want to know now. >> fire chief hague, you can imagine residents around the country thinking about the infrastructure of pipelines underneath their own neighborhoods and owondering what's down there. have you been able to check the gas transmission system and had there been a problem with this line in the past? >> not that we know of, carl. when we received the call obviously we requested pg&e to respond. and they responded quickly, appropriately, but it's a
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complex system is what they use, it's a high pressure line which goes to the distribution system, so it takes some time to shut that kind of system down. >> have you been able to confirm that some of these neighbors did in fact treport the odor of natural gas in the days or weeks leading up to this? >> carl, that was mentioned that at one of the first news briefings we had. and pg&e addressed the issue, but we're going back in the dispatch records to verify if we responded to the area for a gas leak. we need to continue that research. >> lieutenant governor, it almost has to force to you revisit how these pipelines are maintained and regulated, doesn't it? >> it really does. we need to go back and take a good look at what's happening here. we don't know the year, how old will pipeline is, but you have a 30 inch pipeline going right under a community. and the question is, what are the procedures for safety. today people want to know how am
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i going to prevent that from happening in my neighborhood. is there a pipeline under my neighborhood. there's a lot of questions to be asked and i'm in the mode of finding what are we going to do so it never happens here again. >> lieutenant governor, chief hague, appreciate your time this morning. and we are back, but first these messages. trying to be big like you, dad. you're so good at keeping everyone full and focused with your fiber. but you already are great at doing that. really? sure! you're made with fiber just like me. but best of all, you're the perfect size for smaller kids. give your little ones kellogg's® frosted mini-wheats little bites™ cereal. in chocolate and now original flavor. they're an excellent source of fiber packed in a smaller size. oh, it's original little bite. we're off to practice keeping 'em full and focused. yeah, we've got big shoes to fill. when pain keeps you up, nothing is proven to help you fall asleep faster than advil pm liqui-gels. rushing real liquid relief to ease you to sleep fast.
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still to come on "today," an exclusive interview with florida pastor terry squoens, the man
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>> here's a look at one of our top stories this morning. the search continues for an escaped inmate. 32-year-old paul bryan palmer escaped from the central district around 2:00 friday afternoon. palmer was being held on an attempted murder charge. >> the suspect complained of a hand injury. detectives brought him back into the lobby of a police station. he was able to escape. he was able to sneak out of his hand cuffs and flea from police custody. >> palmer is said to be 5' 10" tall. if you have information about his whereabouts, you a
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>> good morning again. we do have sunny skies. no clouds to speak of. maybe a few wispy clouds here and there. there is a weather system coming in, a fairly vigorous cold front. it is not the cold air as much as the rain associated with it. the rain is well west of us right now. 52 degrees. the current reading at the airport. 86% the humidity. 30.03 the barometric pressure. by the end of the day, the winds will predominantly be from the southeast. here is our weather system by this evening. by now the front is in iowa.
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the high pressure that is over us now will be spliding east. that by the end of the day will allow clouds to move in and convenient -- eventually, the chance for rain. a mix of sun and clouds later on. the high temperature southeast winds at 5 to 10. >> thanks, john. thank you for joining us. "11 news saturday morning" sins we're back on a saturday morning, september 11th, 2010. you're looking at a live picture of ground sooe owe, the site of the world trade center and the attacks that took place nine years ago today. today is a day of remembrance or national service day, but tensions are high over the possible building of a mosque near the ground zero site and the lingering anxiousner response to a florida pastor who threatened to burn copies of koran. pastor terry jones made his way it to new york last night. he will join us here this
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morning for an exclusive interview. also coming up, we will ask the question whethre is elizabe ann gil? she's just two years old when she disappeared from her front porch. her family refused to let the case die and how 45 years later the fbi has reopened the investigation. what made them reopen it? we'll find out. also stand up to cancer. a one hour commercial free telecast aired on 17 networks last night including youtube. celebrities from george clooney to denzel washington and adam sandler took part in the event that is dedicated to the 12 million u.s. cancer survivors. >> and michael dug michael can appearance. a lot to get, to but first a check of the weather. good saturday morning. a little chilly out here on the plaza.
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some from south dakota. you came from a long ways away, right? you have to get ready for your cold weather, too. let's talk about what's happening out around the country. the big fall chill moving in but a nice weekend. we'll be watching the wet weather in the ohio valley that heads for the east coast on sunday. a lot of people trying to make their football plans for college or the first
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>> this morning sunshine. rain to the west of us. that will be a factor in tomorrow's weather, but today, plenty of sunshine. we might see a few scattered hopes of speaking with the imam. we feel that we have somewhat of a common denominator in the fact that most people do not want the mosque near ground zero and of course i assume all muslims do not want us to burn the koran. >> so is there a meeting between you two? >> there is not. we have been trying to set up one. >> there are voice mails exchanged. what's the possibility -- >> we have a couple of people who are working on it who are
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mediating the situation. >> but you came to new york in the hopes that a meet would go happe meet would go happen. >> right. we just have a hope that one will take place. >> the burning was scheduled to happen tonight at 6:00. is it going to happen? >> we have decided to cancel the burning. >> why? >> yeah, we feel -- we feel that whenever we started this out, one of our reasons was to show -- to expose that there is an element of islam that is very dangerous and very radical. i believe that we have definitely accomplished that mission even though we have not burned one koran, we have gotten over 100 death threats, we see what is going around in the whole world even if we do it. we feel a little bit if you're
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familiar with the story of abraham, we feel a little bit like abraham was also called to do something very crazy, i mean god told him to go to the mountain and sacrifice his son. of course abraham was much wiser than us, he told no one. so he got to the mountain. he started to do it. and god told him to stop. so we feel we have accomplished our goal. we were obedient. we feel that god is telling us to stop. and we also hope that with us making this first gesture, not burning the koran, to say, no, we're not going to do it -- >> not today, not ever. >> not today, not ever. we're not going to go back and do it. it is totally canceled. we would hope that through that, maybe that will open up a door to be able to talk to the imam about the ground zero mosque. >> so you can guarantee us today that there will never be a burning of the koran at your church? >> i can absolutely guarantee
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you that, yes. >> wayne, is this -- pastor jones talks about an element of islam being radical. are you now saying religion itself is not radical in and of itself? >> i believe there are teachings carried on throughout the entire religion, as there are in denominations in christianity, wi there are facets in islam, as well that push one element more than others. but that element is still alive and well throughout the entire religion. >> we've been criticized in the media perhaps fairly that we gave you a microphone and made you basically an international name, well-known in this country certainly, and that that was publicity for your church, that you've been toying with us with these on again/off again pronounce wants, is he going on burn, is he not going to burn. was it for publicity? >> absolutely not. we were 100% convinced that this was a type of a mission.
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we believe very much that there is an element that is very, very radical. i am of the opinion it is much larger than our politicians and our news media with a liimmedimo us believe and we have well proved that point by the reaction worldwide. >> you arrived at laguardia last night amid lots of security. security around here this morning has gotten very intense. you've gotten 100 death threats. you're a reviled man and you're a wanted man in some cases. >> right. >> how much of that is part of this decision? were you scared into it? >> no. we already -- we definitely did not realize that all of this would take place. of course not. but we knew that if we went in this direction, that our life could be threatened or would be threatened, we could possibly even get killed. i think the fact that we changed
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this decision, we felt as though god was telling us to do this, i don't believe that has changed the death threats against us. i believe that we have already went too far to change that. >> if this mosque is still built, which you clearly oppose, you still will not reverse your decision, you still will not burn the koran? >> we will definitely not burn the koran, no. >> bottom line for the church, wayne, is this going to create more members for your church or result in fewer members? >> one of the things i'm hoping that this createses is that there are strong passions in religion. and people really need to get back to the text of the bible, the text of the koran, what do they actually believe. what is in there or are they following an element that probably really god did not want us to follow. >> you made some news this morning. we appreciate your time coming in. mommy.
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elizabeth ann gill was just two years old when she disappeared from the front of her family's home back in 1965. now nearly half a century later, the fbi is joining the family's never ending search for their little girl. nbc's kevin tibbles has the story. >> reporter: at 2 years old, elizabeth gill was adored and doted on by all her older siblings. beth as she was called was playing in the front yard of the
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gill home one june day in 1965 when she simply disappeared. vanished. >> the day was like every other sunday and suddenly it was -- everything was different. our whole world was just turned upside down. >> reporter: beth's family always believed she was kidnapped from their front yard on that day so many years ago. for years after she disappeared, their father tried to get the fbi involved, but at the time, it was out of their hands. but how 45 long years later, the fbi has joined the search and reclassified the case. >> the policy over the years has changed a little bit to allow us to get involved earlier or get involved at all, which we really -- it didn't call for back in 1965. >> reporter: and now modern technology is helping fill in the blanks to help uncover clues and spread the word. >> we've done lots of searches from information that came from the original investigation. internet searches, name
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searches, vehicle searches, any number of things that now we have the ability to do that at that time you couldn't do. >> reporter: beth's family hopes these old clues and new technology will lead them to the sister they never gave up looking for and loving. >> my gut says she's out there. she's waiting for us. >> mine, too. i believe that she may still be alive and if she is, then we need to do everything we can to allow her the choice of coming back home. >> reporter: after nearly half a century, beth's family hopes this cold case may finally be solved. for today, kevin tibbles, nbc news, chicago. martha hamilton is elizabeth gill's sister, she joins us from st. louis. good morning. >> good morning. >> i heard you and your sister there just saying that you believe your sister is still alive. how hopeful are you, though, that the fbi can actually make a
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reunion possibly happen? >> i think there's a good chance that they can. we have faith in them. i've seen the things that they have done so far. and they actually are treating this fast it happened today. >> do you know what kinds of leads they may have? there's one apparently that says beth may have been kidnapped by gypsies? >> some of the information that's been released is not -- you know, they've checked out and some they've eliminated. but at the same time, this way leads that were given to us that had never been reported directly to the mipolice. and they're checking those leads, also. >> i know these past 45 years have had to be so difficult. you have a number of sub siblings obviously. how have weatheryou weathered ts not know something. >> you just have to go on with your life. there's soonly so much that you can do.
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you have a life to live and children to take care of and grandchildren. >> it seems like, though, none of you ever gave up hope of finding her. >> no, we actually didn't. we had no reason to believe that she wasn't out there and if there was anything in our power that we could do to bring her home, we would. >> it must have been a roller coaster ride at least initially with the police involved and wondering if you'd ever see her again. when something like this comes up, a development, where do you have reenernrenergized hope, do get yourself get excited? i saw a smile on your face. how do you temper that? >> you have to temper it to the extent that you don't get obsessed with it, you don't count on it, you just hope and pray that your dream comes true. >> i want to put back up the age process photo of what your sister may look like now. and how she may have aged. technology as you mentioned certainly has changed. your family has turned to dna
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testing and the internet. are you hopeful that she may be looking for you, too? >> i think that's a good possibility. in fact, before we had a lot of media coverage in the past four year, we've had four come forward and they're looking for their families. since our additional coverage, we've had two more women contact the law enforcement officers. and they will be checked out. so i think there are people that need to be reconnected with their families on both sides. >> well, we certainly wish you the best in your search. martha hamilton, thanks so much for joining us. >> thank you. and we'll be right back. but first, these messages. i had this chronic, deep ache all over -- it was a mystery to me. i found out that connected to our muscles are nerves that send messages through the body. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia, thought to be the result of overactive nerves
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different from all the others, i'm all in. >> i think brian has experienced it a. profound hos because of this disease, his mom, his sister, of course my husband, jay, my sister, emily. when you think that one in two men and one in three women in this country will be diagnosed with will disease, you realize how many are affected. >> reporter: and many a-list stars like rene zeare renee zel speaking out and manning phone banks. the disease has touched the lives of money in hollywood. christina applegate among the cancer survivors taking part. >> i want this disease to be gone. i want it to be obsolete. i'm done. >> reporter: make and he will douglas battling throat cancer made a videotaped appearance. >> cancer doesn't care how many
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everybody come together and make so much money towards research. >> and the percentage of people who know someone who survived -- >> it's frightening. >> incredible, all for an amazing cause. we'll take a break. a lot more "today" after this.
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>> live, local, latebreaking -- this is wbal-11 news today, in baltimore. >> good morning. i am jennifer franciotti. >> i am lisa robinson. baltimore city police are investigating a car crash. it happened friday night in brooklyn. investigators say it police car and another car collided. the officer was not hurt but taken to the hospital for observation. two people were arrested on the scene. their charges are not clear. state police are trying to figure out what caused a man to drive the wrong way. police say a man was traveling southbound in the northbound lane when he crashed into a female driver. he was taken to the hospital where he died. the female driver is listed in serious condition. authorities say this was the
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second accident involving a person driving the wrong way on 795. we have obtained video of the water below incident involving a beieber. a spokesman says two troopers were hit. the agency is still gathering the facts. up next, dr. kim hammond has the answers to your pet questions. bbc is here. >> and every community not to make the most of your garden, veggies, and herbs. >> the temperature has jumped to 57. we are starting to warm up after a morning chill. insta-weather
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